Professor Ian Lee to speak at POGG

POGG Canada’s second Breakfast meeting of the new 2015-2016 Public Affairs Fellowship session is on Saturday, October 17, 2015.

Our speaker is Professor Ian Lee of Carleton University’s Sprott Business School and commentator at large on CBC Television, CFRA and a contributor to numerous newspapers, radio and television networks and public affairs issues of our day. Ian will be speaking on the actual math of this year’s election promises by our various political party leaders, and will deal with such items as pension plan, inequality of the middle class, cap & trade, and other such topics.

When:  Saturday, October 17. 2015, doors open at 8:15 AM.

Where:  Best Western, Bytowne Room, 1274 Carling Avenue (Corner of Carling & Merivale across from the Westgate Shopping Centre.) For this meeting only, breakfast will be served in the Cafe 1274 (Hotel’s dining room) below the Hotel main lobby. After breakfast, we will proceed to the Bytowne room for our meeting.

Cost:  Members, $20; Non-Members, $25.

RSVP:  Please confirm your attendance to Carol Simpson (

International Islamist Trends: The Ramification for Canada

Saturday, October 18, 2014 – The Carlingwood restaurant, Carlingwood Shopping Centre. Doors open at 8:15am.

Speaker: David B. Harris

Topic: “International Islamist Trends – the Ramification for Canada”

David Harris is a Canadian lawyer now working as a consultant. He served as a former Chief of Strategic Planning of the Canadian Security and Intelligence Services (CSIS) and as Director of the International Terrorist Intelligence Program at INSIGNIS Strategic Research Inc. As a regular commentator on issues of terrorism and national security, his analyses have received national and international attention. Mr. Harris has appeared on numerous Canadian television programs on CBC, CTV and Global TV, and in many Canadian newspapers. Internationally, he appeared as a witness at US Congressional subcommittee hearings in Washington, DC. He was quoted in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and international news services. His US television appearances include, CBS “60 Minutes,” NBC “Dateline,” CNN “Wolf Blitzer Reports,” “Fox News” and “America’s Most Wanted.”

RSVP by Thursday, Oct. 16 to: Cheryl Carboni at or 613-820-3022